6-year-old Pensacola girl saves child from drowning
ELBERTA, Ala. (WEAR) —
Buck Carter and his 6-year-old granddaughter were swimming in the pool at Yogi Bear's Jelly Stone RV Park in Elberta last weekend when they noticed something was wrong.
"I noticed a commotion at the end of the shallow end and looked over and saw a woman pulling a small child out of the pool by his arm," Carter said.
Carter is a recently retired paramedic. He ran to the toddler and found him blue in the face with no pulse.
The grandfather and others immediately started CPR.
"I coached him in the proper way to do it and I held his airway open and after about two minutes of CPR his color came back and he began to breath. He woke up and started crying," Carter said.
However, the boy may not have been noticed if it weren't for Carter's granddaughter, 6-year-old Everly.
She was the first one who spotted the boy in trouble.
"When I was underwater and came back up and I saw him with his head down and his legs like this and he was floating with his back up," Everly said.
"When I came up, I just tapped his hand and wiggled his arm and I could tell he wasn't breathing or anything, so I just got help," she added.
Everly said she then immediately called for help, leading to the child's rescue.
Carter said he's thankful the situation didn't turn out worse.
"I think it was a matter of the right people being at the right place at the right time and everything turned out for the best," Carter said.
"It's a fantastic feeling to know you've made a difference that allowed someone to live another day," he added.
The child from Georgia was hospitalized, but has since been released.